Posts Tagged ‘books’

BookInfoLine – Compare Book Prices Online

Friday, November 19th, 2010

I haven’t tried this one myself … but I do buy a lot of books, so maybe I should.

One of the things that you should always do when shopping online is to compare prices. You can use price search engines for that, or manually visit some of your favorite stores and online shopping portals to buy for the best price.


Hands on with the Kindle reader for Android

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I read a lot (maybe five or six books a month), but so far, I prefer books with good old fashioned paper pages. If somebody gave me a Kindle, I’d probably use it … but what would I fill my bookcases with then?

Amazon recently revealed plans to bring its Kindle e-book application to Google’s Android mobile platform. I got a hands-on demo of the software prototype, which the book vendor brought to Google I/O. Much like the desktop and iPhone versions, it has support for synchronizing with Amazon’s cloud. Page number, notes, and other information will transparently match up across all supported devices.

Screen readability is good and offers a solid reading experience. Users can select from several different font sizes and background colors. Options include a sepia mode and a white-on-black mode for night reading. The application user interface has a brightness adjustment slider, but it wasn’t yet functional in the prototype that I tested.